What do you invest in? Have you ever thought about that without thinking about cash? Most people invest their finances into something that will have a good return, but a smaller group invest their lives into something that makes a difference beyond cash flow. There are some that invest in a cause!
Investing forces decisions. If you make a poor financial decision it could mean economic collapse. If you make wise financial decisions it yields a much larger return. But decisions have to made as to WHERE to invest. The same is true of your time!
Recently I had to make a decision. It was a tough one. I have been asked to do a lot of things lately, but not all of them are part of the cause I am called to. So I made the decision to prioritize my life towards my greatest investments.
So here they are (in order):
- My greatest cause is my personal life with God. If I don’t invest in that daily the rest of my investments will fail.
- I am called to my family. I want Mary and the kids to know that I am working as hard for them as I do for anything else. In fact, even harder.
- I am called to The Point. I love my church. I love that this investment is paying off. Over the last 3 weeks nearly 30 people have made decisions for Jesus. What an investment! My church is part of my family. I am always available to them. In fact, most have my cell phone #.
- I love hanging/coaching/helping church planters. This is a deep passion of mine. I want to invest in the great way to reach people with the love of Jesus. So I invest time in that. A lot of time.
- I love training leaders. It is amazing to know that I can connect local leaders with others who are doing it and doing it well. I am committed to helping resource and equip leaders in the NY metro area. That’s why I started The X Conference.
I have learned to say, “NO,” to some things that are distractions from the causes I am called to. I have walked away from opportunities and events that do not contribute to the above. I am investing in my calling.
Are you investing in your call? Or have you made some poor investments?